Two arrests made in the murder case of Joshua Boadu

Josh Salisbury (27 September, 2018) Crime

Police are still appealing for the occupants of a silver VW Golf to come forward

23130Two alleged killers - one aged 16 - will stand trial for the murder of popular Joshua (pictured)

Police investigating the murder of stabbed Joshua Boadu have arrested two men.

One male aged 20 and another aged 17 were arrested by officers this morning and are in custody at a south London police station.

Police said that they are still appealing for more information about the apprentice engineer’s murder despite the two arrests.

Joshua, 23 – known as SJ to family and friends – was fatally stabbed in the chest outside Helen Taylor House in Linsey Street during a broad daylight attack on June 11.

Police believe that there had been an altercation outside Helen Taylor House in the lead up to SJ’s murder, involving multiple young black men who had driven to the area in a blue Peugeot SUV.

The men are thought to have had a separate altercation with the occupants of a silver VW Golf on Raymouth Road approximately 20 minutes before the attack on Joshua.

Detectives released a still of the silver Golf last month and appealed for the occupants to come forward – and they have repeated the appeal today.

Detective Inspector Ian Titterrell, who is leading the investigation, said: “Even though we have made two arrests, we are continuing to appeal for information.

“Despite the widespread publicity concerning this tragic death, we continue to work tirelessly to turn intelligence into evidence.

“I would urge anybody with information about the murder of SJ to get in touch.

“His family and friends are understandably desperate for answers and I am committed to finding those responsible.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the occupants of the silver Golf to come forward as I believe they hold vital information that could help us identify the males in the blue Peugeot SUV.

“Any information will be treated with the strictest of confidence. ”

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Popular SJ was put on life support at King’s College Hospital after the June stabbing where his family kept a bedside vigil, but he sadly passed away eleven days later when his heart stopped beating.

Around five hundred people turned up to pay their tributes him at his funeral at Walworth Methodist Church on August 23.

His coffin was carried to the church in a horse-drawn carriage and family members released doves and balloons into the sky in his memory.

Anyone with information that could help police should contact them on 020 8721 4005 or via 101 quoting reference CAD 6365/11Jun.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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